There is a lot of talk in the media and on the web about English coaches so I thought I would write a stereotypical English session. The sort many adults may have run before they become educated in how children learn and develop. Give a dad some balls and some kids to train and this what you may have expected to see.
Warm Up - Watch any pro game and you will see players doing a lot of running to warm up. So get the kids warmed up by sending them on laps of the pitch, jogging along the length and sprinting along the width. To prevent it getting boring for them you could make them touch the ground or jump and header on your command. If anyone doesn't put the effort in - send them all around again. Make sure the training balls stay in the bag until you are satisfied that they are all out of breath and ready to train!
Cone Dribbling - This one is all about the line. A line of cones and line of players. Space should be limited to one or two paces between each cone. Make sure that you the coach go first and show them how its done. An example of the drill is shown in the video below, although obviously you will have more players waiting in the line to have their turn than this coach does.
King of the Ring - A player that cant dribble and keep possession of the ball in this game will spend a lot of time watching his mates. Every player has a ball and dribbles it around the area (the ring), on the coaches word the battle begins and players have to kick their teammates ball our of the ring while keeping control of their own ball. When a players ball is kicked out they go and wait at a designated area. the last player with a ball is crowned King of the Ring. This video demonstrates the game well, but don't bother with any of the skills challenges, have them wait for the next game.
Shooting Practice - Shooting practice again gives the coach a lot more opportunities to touch the ball than the players. The players all line up somewhere outside the area, then either by throwing or passing the ball, the coach sets up each player in turn for a shot at goal. This video of the USWNT gives you an idea of what to do...
Normal Match – This is the coaches opportunity to show how good he is and that given the right circumstances he could of made it as a Professional. To ensure he is on the winning side the coach should ensure that he has the best players on his team, also don't forget as well as being Captain of the team, you need to be referee as well (split decisions should always go your way - its an unwritten rule!). After all the result of any match is the most important thing...right???